Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Faithful act to aid Nepalese

Eight thousand killed in first earthquake
Dr. Gudrun Muller attends to a Nepalese child at a Malteser International field hospital. Tobias Kann / Malteser International.
The Archdiocese of Vancouver will send $425,000 in financial aid to survivors of two massive earthquakes rebuilding their shattered lives in Nepal. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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For Boko Haram victims and their babies, Catholics pledge full support

Displaced people who fled areas of conflict waged by Boko Haram militants carry food supplies on their heads as they walk away from a prayer service at St. Theresa's Cathedral in Yola, Nigeria. CNS photo / EPA.
Many escapees of the terrorist group Boko Haram include women and girls who are pregnant as a result of rape, and Nigeria's Catholics have been swift to show solidarity and support for the victims. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Pope asked to come to Canada and apologize

Archbishop Prendergast participates in a reconciliation action with native leaders and a places a statue of St. Kateri Tekakwitha in the native-made Bentwood Box. "When she was Blessed Kateri, she was an example of holiness for aboriginal peoples, but now that the Church has declared her St. Kateri, she is a model for us all," he said. Photo by Robert Du Broy (CCN).
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) final report summary released June 2 called on the Pope to come to Canada and apologize within one year to Indian residential school survivors and their communities. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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